International Conference on Humanities and Social Science (ICHSoS) has been conducted since 2021 with hundreds of participants from Indonesia and across the world. This year, we organized the 4th ICHSoS in Malang, East Java. It prospects for academic and cultural exchange.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been surpassed over eight years since its declaration. Every country always been forced to achieve those goals. However, according to sustainable development report 2023, only SDG number 6 (Clean, Water, and Sanitation),7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) as well as number 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure) had significant progress globally. The rest of agendas were moderately challenged.

SDGs requires a long-term commitment by multi stake-holders such as policy makers, civil society organizations (CSO), private business actors, academics and individuals. Political leadership is necessary to commit with institutional framework that support SDGs. CSOs are required to be sensitives in micro level. Private business actors need to boost not only profit but also commitment in sustainable development. Academics are demanded to criticize the country’s performance. Other actors also become crucial in attaining the goals.

On the previous conferences, ICHSoS had completely accomplished academic dialogue regarding environment and digital aspects. As SDGs report in 2023 showed the decisive improvement in several number, we concern to elaborate other agendas in order to contribute in producing additional changes in this world. Therefore, this conference provides further academic forum to examine the challenges in attaining SDGs.

This conference aims to collect various thinking about challenges in accomplishing the SDGs. Special discourses for developing countries are considered as important. We are welcoming participants that present new ideas and evidence-based policy recommendations to improve global governance. Interdisciplinary research papers on current topics, combining different theoretical and methodological approaches, are especially welcome.